that word "hiatus" (or "Limbo") is how I feel about Lincoln's situation too
even if the new Z is a hit, it has to be part of lineup-wide program
Lincoln won't do any better than Cadillac did with its one-car-wonder, the CTS
one thing that really bugs me is
they have all the donors in place, practically ALL In Production already
(Escape, Focus/G.C-Max, Aviator, Mustang, Falcon)
yet we aren't hearing/seeing anything about whats coming
...the other thing that really bugs me is
we don't even know if Max's "ribcage" grille will be adopted by the other existing models!
since the S & T just
debuted with a 4th (FOURTH!) & possibly 'lame-duck' style.
Lincoln's apparent lineup, circa Dec.2012/Jan.2013, is like a design graveyard - of interest only to automotive-anthropologists!
[img the Lab fron "Bones" /img]
"...the Victorians favored the "modern" thin-slat waterfall (S & T),
the ancient Egyptians used the overly large split-wing (X) based on the hunter-gatherer Zephyr,
and in Olduvai Gorge we find fossils of the Kennedy Continental's cross-grid (Navi)...
Mr. Nigel-Murray, have you found any other correlations?"